1st Edition

The Future of the Liberal Order The Key Questions

Edited By Helmut K. Anheier Copyright 2022
    302 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    302 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book brings together some of the finest minds of social science to answer the great questions about the future of the liberal order.

    With contributions from the world of economics, sociology, political science, management, international relations, and the humanities, this book provides a unique series of insights. Chapters explore the great questions of our time as they relate to the future of the liberal international and domestic order. Contemporary issues such as populism, authoritarianism, trust and social cohesion, the future of global governance, finance, religion, and citizenship are addressed along with geopolitical implications and with a balance between expert authority and openminded critique.

    It will be essential reading for students, scholars, and reflective practitioners across the human and social sciences.

    1. The Future of the Liberal Order and the Great Questions of Our Time

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Part I The Domestic Liberal Order and Fundamental Issues

    2. How to Square the Circle between Economic Globalization, Social Cohesion, and Liberal Democracy?

    Alexandru Filip and Helmut K. Anheier

    3. Why the Future of the Liberal Order Is in Danger and What We Can Do to Safeguard It

    Beverly Crawford Ames

    4. What Future for Politics?

    Jan Zielonka

    5. What Future for the Economic Consensus?

    Linda Yueh

    6. How Do Divided Societies Come About?

    Rudolf Stichweh

    7. Dilemmas of Citizenship in the Twenty-first Century: Does the Middle East Show Us the Future?

    Lisa Anderson

    8. Can We Trust Public Administration?

    Wolfgang Seibel

    9. Is Religion Dead?

    Mark Juergensmeyer

    10. How Do Culture and Liberty Relate?

    Roland Bernecker and Ronald Grätz

    Part II The International Liberal Order and World Society

    11. Is Effective Multilateralism Possible?

    Inge Kaul

    12. Do We Still Need a Political Vision in a Globalized World?

    Michael Zürn

    13. Has COVID Changed the Financial System for Good (or Ill)?

    Howard Davies

    14. Do We Need a Collective Social Conscience?

    Nabil Fahmy

    15. Can a Planet in Peril Contain Geopolitical Rivalries?

    Kishore Mahbubani

    16. Conclusion: The Future of the Liberal Order

    Helmut K. Anheier


    Helmut K. Anheier is Professor of Sociology and past president at the Hertie School, Germany, and on the faculty of the Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.